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In the legal entertainment series Hot Bench, a TV studio is turned into a mock court room where litigants present their cases. This twist this time is that the cases are heard by three judges at the same time. The arguments between the judges provide extra drama.

Weekdays at 5:00 PM et/pt on Syndicated
1 Season, 688 Episodes
September 15, 2014
Drama, Reality
4.8/10
Cast: Tanya Acker, Patricia DiMango, Sonia Montejano, Michael Corriero
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  • Married couples fight over designer purses and simulated diamonds when an allegedly anger-fueled shopping spree goes wrong.

  • A woman with very high standards is livid when she allegedly receives the floor model instead of a customized product; the installer says that's what she ordered! A woman regrets that she has to sue a niece she loved like a daughter when they fight over an alleged gun and a lemon of a car.

  • A man's credibility is on the line when he accuses a political employee of making an outrageous request.

  • A criminal flees the scene of a debilitating assault; after his capture and six-month jail term, he sues his victim for scratches on his car.

  • A fragile ex-lover ends up with staples in his head after being attacked following a messy break-up and an allegedly adulterous trip to Mexico.

  • A woman accuses her sister of being complicit in the death of her adult son; she sues her for a series of loans and accuses the Judges of villainizing her.

  • A man's disrespect for the Judge lands him in hot water, as he accuses an ex-roommate of inviting strangers over and smoking pot. A photographer pleads for financial aid for emergency surgery; little does she know, the client that comes to her rescue is investigating her past.

  • The shocking video that gained national fame is featured as evidence when 'bagel boss' refuses to enter the boxing ring with Screech from 'Saved by the Bell'.

  • A safety officer is mortified when his own grandson steals his car and causes a four-car pile-up; he makes the tough choice to prosecute him.

  • Every single point a woman makes only serves to weaken her defense against her attorney landlord who accuses her of property damage.

  • All hell breaks loose (and is caught on tape) when an Airbnb one-night rental is host to an unapproved, wild high school party.

  • A professor is accused of being a violent racist and the Kardashians of being prostitutes when a college student allegedly and outrageously violates the First Amendment.

  • A woman claims she loaned thousands to her ex, so he could open his own barbershop; she says she feared for her life when she started dating again.

  • When bumper-to-bumper, grief-stricken motorists collide, a battle over liability and insurance ensues. A tenant accuses his landlord of spending his $2,600 security deposit on remodeling instead of minor wear-and-tear repairs.

  • A grieving man claims his car was illegally repoed by a used car salesman; he denies lying about the car's whereabouts and his job history.

  • A self-proclaimed genius of a professor shows off his money online which leads to a relative stranger taking him up on a $1,000 'gift.' When cars collide in the parking lot of a plasma center, an uninsured motorist accuses a donor of being disoriented after her donation.

  • A woman claims her landlord suggested owning a pet for pest control while her daughter tagged the property for the fun of it.

  • Despite beautiful wedding photos submitted, a gay man refuses to forgive a photographer for ones in which they appear to be orange.

  • A woman facing homelessness appeals to fellow Christians who come to her rescue with a large monetary 'gift' they claim was a loan.

  • A lottery winner is accused of skipping out on car payments while trying to re-sell the vehicle; ex-partners hash out intimate details of their rocky relationship while fighting over birthday trips, accusations of infidelity, and pain and suffering.

  • A young couple are accused of starting a bedbug infestation, having a disappearing dog, and leaving too much dust on their window blinds.

  • A woman invests $15,000 in an eco-friendly business but doesn't earn the kind of profits she'd allegedly bargained for. A young woman works all summer to save up for a car; her mother sues the man who sold them a car that died after four days.

  • An inexperienced office manager is accused of stealing $8,000 from her boss who asked a solar-panel investor to make checks payable to her.

  • A service-dog breeding agreement falls apart when a pit-bull owner is denied pick of the litter after his pet provided stud services.

  • A woman is sued for the balance due on a car she claims was stolen and that contained her son's ashes; the seller of the car accuses her of being a scammer. A family road trip from Washington to California ends with alleged mold, mildew and questionable bed stains in a 4+ star vacation rental.

  • A woman's birthday fun at Disney turns to screams when she is greeted at home by pit bulls allegedly mauling her mini schnauzers.

  • The inventor of green topaz is sued by a chemist for his alleged failure to return jewelry; a 'ruby even the queen of England would want' is offered up.

  • A hair stylist claims her ex-friend is only suing because she is still mad about a boy they both crushed on in high school. A real estate agent hires a man to make repairs to a client's swimming pool but ends up allegedly bashing him on Facebook; he sues for defamation.

  • After a runaway groom proposes an open relationship with his fiancee, her angry father steals his most prized possessions.

  • A heated aunt/nephew dispute is upstaged by a disabled fan's shout-out to her favorite Judge. Judge DiMango jokes around with a man who apparently charmed $600 worth of shoes from a woman accused of wanting more from their friendship.

  • An elderly landlord is accused of intentional and malicious harassment of her tenants; she claims tiny dogs turned into giant pit bulls after their move-in.

  • A man claims he immediately fell in love with a hotel worker and loaned her 2K; she says it was a gift when she was single, and a loan when she dated. Also: Judge Acker censors photos of roaches for bug-phobic Judge DiMango when a woman submits evidence of deplorable living conditions.

  • A man is rushed to the hospital after allegedly eating uncooked meat; the restaurant owner says he can't prove it was from his dining establishment.

  • Checkers the dog makes a court appearance after allegedly being attacked in a park; the accused pet owner claims Checkers didn't follow the rules.

  • A woman's attempt to become a corrections officer is thwarted by a sister who registers a vehicle in her name and then totals it; a man in dire need of cash to care for his ailing mother borrows money from his boss.

  • Horse owners break down in tears over the death of their beloved horse by a driver who is accused of being on the phone while driving.

  • A concerned mother questions the paternity of her disabled son's child after he only dated his fiancee for three weeks; she sues him for an alleged loan. A young driver makes a 2:00am, wide U-turn to satisfy his thirst; he claims he was t-boned by a motorist who ran a red light.

  • Prize racing pigeons, which can be worth millions, are terrorized by a neighbor's dog who gets stuck in their pen after an alleged attack.

  • After a smoke alarm is set off, an apartment is drenched for 90 minutes because a new maintenance man can't find the off switch. A woman is fed up with her roommate's alleged partying and takes the matter into her own hands; he claims she smoked and didn't clean up after her dog.

  • A man suffering from depression and anxiety is unable to care for his service dog and claims the teen mother of his child kept his son from him. An ungrateful, single mother of nine claims her aunt only gave her money because she got an insurance payout to cover her mastectomy.

  • The Better Business Bureau goes after a painting company when a woman claims their work was shoddy. Also: Friends who met in a bowling alley fight over an alleged loan; racial profiling, sexual innuendo and five knee surgeries come into play.

  • A Lyft driver with a passenger onboard sues for the max after allegedly being hit by an uninsured motorist. Also: A man submits ample evidence that his contractor did shoddy work on his now "uneven" shower but is accused off submitting inflated repair estimates.

  • An elderly man befriends a young grocery store clerk who accuses him of romantic advances after he loans her money from his lotto win.

  • After serving time for an assault, a woman claims her mother's boyfriend stole from her, and her mother called her degrading names.

  • A teenager says her Bat Mitzvah was ruined when guests, including her great aunt, had to leave to find edible food. Also: When a carpenter falls on hard times and ends up living in his car, his boss loans him over $3000; instead of paying him back, he buys a mobile home.

  • A man takes a plea when faced with an alleged five years in prison after his ex-lover's car goes up in flames in the middle of the night.

  • When a property owner moves back in, his tenants accuse him of having no right to rent to them; everything but the kitchen sink comes into play when ex-friends fight over money and allegedly defraud the system.

  • An ex-Navy SEAL offers up excuses when he refuses to return a female veteran's rental deposit.

  • The integrity of a contract is paramount when a pit bull and alleged retaliation come into play. Also: When an Uber Fleet driver loses his job, he blames an alleged lemon-of-a-car for his termination and goes after the man who leased it to him.

  • An irate property owner accuses Berkeley co-eds of being aggressive and damaging property; video footage reveals a different story.

  • A formerly homeless man claims he was shocked to see two strangers in a compromising position in his new apartment; his roommate says he's lying.

  • A young woman steps up to save a dog's life but expects payback from her friend-in-need who breaks down in tears when discussing her dog's fate; and a food truck is impounded after amassing over a thousand in parking tickets.

  • A woman sues for $4000 in pain and suffering over the stressful sale of an $800 car; and friends with a common interest in custom cars end up fighting over $800 struts.

  • A single mom accuses her roommate of shoving her child and admits to starting a fight to defend her screaming toddler.

  • A woman claims she bought a car to live in but then lets it slip that she is a foster mother; when a woman neglects to pick up her car from a tow company, the previous owner 'helps' her out but claims she never properly titled the car.

  • A mother refuses to get onboard with the plans of the father of her children; a man allegedly engages in self-help and starts ripping up the flooring to take with him on his way out after a co-tenancy falls apart.

  • A man claims he broke his arm in a near-death experience after signing up for personal training.

  • A pet owner fears for the safety of her remaining cats after Jingles, the kitten, is mauled and killed by a neighbor's Husky; and a woman accuses her landlord of hitting on her when he invites himself to her lunch date.

  • A landlord is accused of stealing money from a tenant. A father trusts his children's opinion on a classic car without seeing it for himself.

  • A man is so suspicious of foreign internet scams that he refuses to confirm receipt of concert tickets, but he has no problem attending the event; a woman spends $350 on jewelry for her man only to discover that he is allegedly cheating on her and she rips it from his neck.

  • A young mother butts heads with her landlord, and toxic black mold and job loss are the least of her worries.

  • A caterer is accused of being nasty to children who were reaching for candy at a Bat Mitzvah; an angry grandmother sues for damages.

  • A contractor who didn't show up for work claims he was summoned to court; a man insists that he was defrauded over a used Jeep Wrangler.

  • A man must prove that he was deliberately misled about a vessel's defects; a woman claims that her ex-friend was pressuring her to be more than friends, so she reneged on her car payment promises to him.

  • A woman says she was high on cough syrup when she crashed into a parked car; Women fight over an agreement about their transportation.

  • A man loses his $7,000 mountain bike to a potential buyer who took it for a test drive; Two women ask for the police's help about the custody of their clothes and couches.

  • Middle-aged surfers work tirelessly on a van for a road trip to Scorpion Bay; things get gnarly when there is an alleged drunken outburst.

  • A man says his new girlfriend of 28 days insisted that he take $3,000 of her money; a lawyer-to-be wakes up to find her parked car has been rammed by a mystery vehicle and pulls out all the stops to find video footage of the crime.

  • A woman is clueless regarding the terms of a lease, but knows the food her landlord's children ate. A man faces tax violations.

  • Reflexology and acupuncture are used to heal a woman's injuries after being attacked by a dog.

  • In a concerned father's effort to see his daughter safely off to college, thousands are spent in a failed, duplicate car-key operation. A car-auction expert claims an ex-friend tried to buy his romantic attention; she begs to differ and sues him for failing to find an SUV for her and her five children.

  • A 12-year-old is grounded for trying to use a teacher's phone to reach his father; his mother is accused of destroying his phone.

  • A four-year-old renames her new Maltiepoo "Jojo" but is at risk of losing her pet when adults fight over who has legal ownership of the dog.

  • A man's desire to show off the buck and doe he "harvested" is dashed when his taxidermist is faced with death, divorce and job loss. A recovery coach meets a woman online and seven days later offers to buy her a car; she accuses him of being sexually aggressive.

  • A man admits he was aware of a dangerous pothole but nonetheless slammed into it while driving a friend's car and caused 3K worth of damage. Also: Childhood friends turn on each other when hard times strike; housing court and expensive lawyers loom in their future.

  • A woman claims her contractor quit the job and that she lost money cleaning up his mess; he claims he just needed cash to pay his laborers. Also: Photo evidence makes public the disgusting mess left behind by a married couple's beloved pets: three cats and four rescue Huskies.

  • A felon admits to stealing half a million dollars and loving the good life before he was caught; his ex-girlfriend wants her share of what she allegedly loaned to him.

  • A landlord, being sued by an ex-tenant, suggests that he was targeted and slandered because of his race after his building.

  • A man claims he was bullied for 20 years by a cigar-smoking co-worker in an unventilated area; their animosity leads to an alleged on-the-job assault.

  • A brunette attempts to go blonde but allegedly ends up with blotchy hair; she sues a salon owner for damages after she claims her hair started falling out. A contractor admits that he took on a project at a discounted rate because he needed the cash; he is sued for allegedly shoddy workmanship.

  • A woman accuses a fellow motorist of striking her vehicle while changing lanes. Days after the collision, she realizes she has been injured. Also: Pool sharing, shooting chickens and a privacy fence are disputed when neighbors clash over the cost of their shared home upgrades.

  • A woman's pregnancy complications come into play when her contractor husband allegedly spends money on her medical bills instead of a renovation.

  • A Graceland Cabin sells for $3800 but the new owner accuses the seller of repossessing it out of malice. Also: A man buys a used vehicle and only 40 minutes after its purchase, the 'race' engine completely stalls in the fast lane.

  • A retired school teacher claims her car was slammed in the back; an uninsured motorist has a different story; a veterinarian is accused of harboring four dogs, one cat and a cockatiel in her small studio apartment.

  • A woman’s streak of bad luck includes two totaled cars, a botched trip to Bahrain, and a $10,000 lawsuit courtesy of an ex-friend.

  • A woman says she was left heartbroken and holding all the bills after her man left without explanation; a woman airs her grievances about a contractor.

  • Judges listen to cases before rendering a verdict.

  • Judges listen to cases before rendering a verdict.

  • Three judges work together to determine the verdict on court cases.

  • After an arrest for assault with a deadly weapon, a woman is charged with domestic violence. Her cousin demands payback to the tune of $3,500; when a contractor's bid for a job is 20K less than other contractors, an unsuspecting client should have known there was a reason why.

  • An aunt and niece accuse each other of having an intimate relationship with a man who offered up thousands to help with an alleged life-threatening infection.

  • A woman sues an entrepreneur for double her initial investment when stores back out of purchasing 125 designer t-shirts.

  • While tending garden for an out-of-town friend, a man turns the gas on instead of the water spicket and an explosion ignites in his face. A dance studio owner shows off an 11-year-old's costume as an example of what is due and owing from one of her clients who calls her business 'shady.'

  • A woman claims she paid 50K in cash to an elderly couple to buy them out of their retail store; settling for a few grand in small claims court raises alarms.

  • A man admits that he was in a fog during his first marriage and gets into trouble when his second wife finds out he is still married.

  • A woman's words come back to haunt her when she sues a contractor for allegedly shoddy work; a sign language interpreter levels the playing field.

  • A fight over a cell phone reaches an all-time low when an aunt and her niece get into a wrestling match over phone upgrades.

  • A woman suffering from PTSD and agoraphobia overcomes her fears to appear in court to demand payback from her live-in aid/ex-lover.

  • A woman says she was terrified to drive a moving van but was pressured by a roommate who wanted to save money; she ends up wrecking it. The Judges try to find humor in what appears to be a greedy lawsuit by all parties involved when a tenant/landlord relationship falls apart.

  • A condominium board president freely admits that he dislikes a homeowner; she sues him for allegedly neglecting to repair her leaking balcony.

  • In a fit of anger and revenge, a woman allegedly keys the length of an entire car owned by the father of her child; she claims he keyed his own car. Seniors who dated in high school reunite after one of their spouses passes away; their bond isn't strong enough to survive an alleged loan.

  • A daughter and her grandmother sue each other for the cost of her mother's funeral.

  • Ex-lovers fight over damaged property. A woman claims she has sold a salesman's vending machines.

  • The Diamond Dolls dance troupe show off their skills in a dispute over the cost of new costumes when $900 in fundraising money goes missing A young man pleads ignorance when he is decimated by the Judges for throwing a 100% penalty lawsuit at his ex-landlord.

  • A daughter testifies against her mother in a lawsuit against their handyman.

  • A woman claims that she was assaulted after being given up to the foster care system.

  • A woman panics when her jealous lover allegedly chases her; a man sues an ex-friend for emotional distress when he is allegedly edged out of a support group over custody of an old computer.

  • A man is robbed of his ten pit bulls.

  • A man breaks down in court after his dog is put down following an attack on a neighbor's pet and a call to the police.

  • A mother seeks the comfort of her 8-year-old daughter after suffering a miscarriage; she is accused of vandalism and allegedly choked.

  • A bride and groom undertake an epic competition the day before their wedding only to allegedly be left in the dust by their athletic, nuptial photographer. Parents admit they had to take BB guns away from their adult sons because they were shooting at each other; a landlord says there were over 1,000 bullet holes left in their wake.

  • A woman and her daughter are accused of attacking their landlord; a wedding planner refuses to refund money for a canceled wedding.

  • A vengeful mother breaks her son's new phone during a contentious custody exchange at a police station.

  • An event planner accuses a bride of being hours late for her own wedding; the bride says she and her family had to decorate the venue.

  • A woman's Lupus is allegedly triggered when a co-worker refuses to pay $70 for a wig and red boots. The Judge is offered a treat by a man who claims he is a dog whisperer and who says his dog thought the terrier he ripped into was a rodent.

  • Ex-friends haggle over money allegedly loaned; the Judges struggle to figure out the nature and extent of their relationship in order to determine intent.

  • A clever man offers up a picture of his dog 'Taco' when asked for proof of a $10,000 excavation deal with a contractor. A rapper/mechanic offers a 30-day warranty on a used car to a friend who refuses to return raw material from a recording session.

  • A woman suffering from a spinal cord deformity studies up and invents a cure-all, Epsom salt marijuana oil; she sues her business partner.

  • Judges listen to cases before rendering a verdict.

  • Mr. Pete, the Chihuahua, freaks out and jumps from a great height to escape from an allegedly reckless houseboat electrician.

  • A death threat caught on tape, an alleged marriage proposal for citizenship and a beloved family drone all figure into this dramatic tenant-landlord dispute. Also: A woman makes the mistake of trusting that the boat she bought will float; three mechanics tell her it should never be put on the water.

  • Judge Acker abruptly ends this case when a racial slur comes into play; a woman denies being assaulted repeatedly by her boyfriend.

  • Tears are shed on both sides when a woman sues her son's godfathers; a woman allegedly showers her incarcerated boyfriend with gifts, including Gucci glasses and a Mustang.

  • A manager's erratic behavior leads the Judges to question his sobriety, as he goes after a rapper who allegedly slandered him. Also: The Windy City Grooves basketball team claim their tournament hotel room was infested with bed bugs.

  • A young partygoer submits a video of himself so intoxicated that he can't stand up to prove his alleged innocence in a dangerous car accident.

  • A woman claims her service dog was seriously injured by a neighbor. A man and his wife reach out to a high school friend after 25 years to rescue her from an abusive relationship; they claim she reneged on a payback promise.

  • A shy young woman panics when she is asked to bear witness to an ex-friend allegedly damaging her home during a contentious paint job.

  • A hurricane in Georgia leave a tree dangerously exposed; it slams down on the top of a car while the driver is still inside. A woman is accused of being jealous of the father of her child when he buys a home; he claims she reneged on a promise to pay for a car.

  • A proud owner of an afterschool marching band is sued by ex-band members when children are allegedly put at risk.

  • A man being sued over a botched car sale claims the seller threatened him and put candy bars into his gas tank. Also: A shy, young woman claims her mother is just kicking her when she's down as a marriage ends and business assets are disputed.

  • A woman allegedly posts mug shots of a smooth-talking ex-convict-artist whom she claims sweet-talked her out of thousands.

  • A woman claims her contractor showed up late and left early; he says she cussed out her son and rain delayed their progress. Also: A caring friend pays thousands of dollars to bail out friends whom are arrested and charged with drug trafficking; a bail bondsman goes after him.

  • Despite beautiful wedding photos submitted, a gay man refuses to forgive a photographer for ones in which they appear to be orange.

  • Despite mounting evidence, a woman denies spreading vicious rumors about the alleged father of one of her children.

  • A stewardess is livid when a handyman allegedly botches her patio makeover; he says he received threats when she posted her gripes online. After one cheap date, a man asks for money and accepts the entire savings account of a single mother with two kids.

  • A man, accused of racism toward his Native American neighbor, videotapes her goats roaming the neighborhood, kicking his dog and breaking his fence.

  • A woman diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer admits that she punched her ex-lover in the face in a battle over

  • Owners of "Mocha" the Akita, who mauls a Maltese poodle mix, say she was only trying to protect their young child.

  • A woman jailed for assaulting her boyfriend, alleged rats in the walls and an illegal squatter come into play when a landlord seeks lost rent. Judge Acker gives a mechanic an ultimatum when he fights back about alleged car repair damages.

  • Allegations posted on Facebook by frustrated tenants are disputed by a landlord who refuses to return a security deposit. After an amazing vacation, a woman's only child is accused of stealing her van, drunk driving and being chased down by a gang of Mexicans.

  • All three Judges are appalled when a man invites an allegedly abusive man to the home of his ex-girlfriend who fears for her life.

  • Three judges hear cases and discuss before reaching a verdict.

  • Three judges hear cases and discuss before reaching a verdict.

  • Three judges hear cases and discuss before reaching a verdict.

  • Three judges hear cases and discuss before reaching a verdict.

  • Three judges hear cases and discuss before reaching a verdict.

  • Three judges hear cases and discuss before reaching a verdict.

  • Three judges hear cases and discuss before reaching a verdict.

  • Three judges hear cases and discuss before reaching a verdict.

  • A 19-year-old driver is forced to drop out of school to pay for damages after an accident in which his brother and sister were injured. Also: In a man's "Rant of the Day", he complains about the false hope of Christmas, too many tenants and a landlord that asks for money prematurely.

  • Nasty texts from a landlord to a tenant leave a woman with an alleged $3000 worth of pain and suffering; the Judges demand more proof than that.

  • A woman accused of bullying and elder abuse claims temps inside her room were so high that she had to be hospitalized for dehydration.

  • After an elderly woman passes away, her health aide claims she was given her apartment and files restraining orders against family members.

  • A property manager claims she was mugged and robbed of $3000 in tenant money in a hostile, violent neighborhood; her boss says she is lying.

  • A landlord is accused of throwing her ex-tenants property out on the street; she claims they destroyed her home.

  • The Judges have a hard time deciding who is more at fault when two female motorists both make terrible judgment calls while driving. A large dog bites a martial arts instructor who suffers $25 in damages to his clothing; he goes after the dog owner for a little respect.

  • A woman on food stamps offers to throw a baby shower for a friend but fails to send out invitations and is a no-show on the day of the event.

  • A man endangers his child

  • After allegedly plowing into the side of a car, a bicyclist admits that he was at fault but later changes his mind and blames the motorist. When a college instructor/therapist falls on hard times after the death of her mother, a cousin loans her $3,000 and expects payback.

  • Ex-lovers agree that they were targeted by an angry ex-lover who caught them together; they fight over a loan and police involvement. A woman hires a contractor to improve her property only to discover that she is allegedly worse off than when she began.

  • A mechanic accepts $300 from a customer but never delivers repairs as promised; a re-enactment of a phone call where he tries to blame a 3rd party comes into play. A contractor underestimates the price of a renovation by $13,000 and allegedly leaves his client's property in absolute disarray.

  • While tending garden for an out-of-town friend, a man turns the gas on instead of the water spicket and an explosion ignites in his face. A dance studio owner shows off an 11-year-old's costume as an example of what is due and owing from one of her clients who calls her business

  • A woman seizes collateral only three days after a man's wife dies in attempt to collect on what is owing from an outrageous loan deal. A paralegal allegedly becomes involved in criminal proceedings for a life coach's son.

  • A man breaks down when recounting his eyewitness account of the vicious death of his dog by a neighbor

  • A man allegedly leaves his apartment in shambles but still comes after his ex-landlord for the deposit; he claims a heart attack stopped him from cleaning. A cleaning company presents an astounding case when they turn a $75 job into a $2,500 labor dispute.

  • A woman sues the father of her child for the value of a jeep he took from her; he claims the vehicle has always been his.

  • A young girl and her stepfather testify that a neighbor's small dog is partly responsible for his own death because he was unleashed.

  • A Santa impersonator and his wife "Mrs. Claus" sue his sister for fire damage and stolen property; she accuses him of being a bully.

  • In a concerned father's effort to see his daughter safely off to college, thousands are spent in a failed, duplicate car-key operation. Also: A car-auction expert claims an ex-friend tried to buy his romantic attention; she begs to differ and sues him for failing to find an SUV for her and her five children.

  • A man claims he was bullied for 20 years by a cigar-smoking co-worker in an unventilated area; their animosity leads to an alleged on-the-job assault.

  • Unwed parents with a history of alleged violence are accused of using their child as a bargaining tool to get what they want from each other.

  • Former business associates fight over a rare but salvaged vehicle after it is towed; accusations of doctoring evidence and a smear campaign come into play.

  • A judge asks young ex-roommates to publicly share the life lessons they have learned after a failed attempt to live on their own; an ex-trucker, struggling with a gambling problem, borrows thousands of dollars from his boss.

  • A man and wife make the responsible choice to euthanize their dog after multiple violent attacks. Also: An unlicensed, uninsured driver rear-ends a motorcyclist propelling his vehicle into the middle of an intersection.

  • A father defends a son suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and an allegedly greedy landlord.

  • Underage drinking, a violent altercation and a broken lease come into play, but ex-best friends confess they are really fighting over a boy they both dated. Also: A woman pays almost double the value of a car that her cousin proceeds to total and refuses to compensate her for.

  • A woman accused of being angry and vindictive offers up a detailed list of everything her ex-boyfriend allegedly owes her. Also: A man involved in a fender bender accuses his fellow motorist of grossly inflating damages to his vehicle.

  • A man's artistic choices are called into question when he is dissatisfied with efforts to rid himself of an old tattoo. Also: Cousins fight over the sale of a car that is allegedly involved in a hit and run; bottles of alcohol and a story that doesn't make sense come into play.

  • Parents are disturbed that their neighbor is allegedly video taping their young girls; the neighbor claims he is only documenting their blaring music.

  • A motorist claims she was slammed in the middle of an intersection; the other driver accuses her of being a high-speed liar. Also: In a teenager's effort to look "fresh for the weekend," he purchases an $85 hoodie online from a high-school student but claims he never received it.

  • A 4 year old renames her new Maltiepoo "Jojo" but is at risk of losing her pet when adults fight over who has legal ownership of the dog.

  • A young woman says it is none of her landlord's business if she subleases her apartment and that her tenants were evicted for bad behavior.

  • A failed car negotiation leads a man to call the police and report it stolen; nine police cars and a K-9 unit roll in.

  • In what Judge DiMango calls the 'battle of the crazies," ex-roommates fight over threats of dog poisoning and alleged elder abuse.

  • A man denies trying to steal a single 50-cent cigarette but is beaten and charged with attempted robbery.

  • Brides-to-be chase down their DJ as he allegedly flees the wedding scene before fulfilling his promise to provide music. Also: When a woman sees her brother on vacation flashing money via Facebook, she goes after him for the 7K she allegedly loaned to him.

  • A woman accuses the father of her children of keeping their entire tax return instead of sharing half as he allegedly did when they were together. Also: When a ceiling allegedly begins to cave in over a woman's bed, she just moves to the living room instead of moving out.

  • The Judge is reluctant to give up little "Milly" who visits her on the bench; a dog breeder is accused of animal abuse in this Guinness Book of World Record's case.

  • A personal assistant accused of stealing 12K from her senior client; she says he's got it wrong because of his allegedly bad memory.

  • A man pleads with the mother of his three children for a clear channel of communication; she says he's just mad about their child custody and support.

  • An allegedly wild party, illegal drugs and a complete show of courtroom contempt come into play when ex-roommates call it quits. Also: A man sublets an apartment for his sister but allegedly neglects to give her new landlord a security check of any value.

  • A man claims an older co-worker wanted more than a friendship and only bailed him out of jail because she had ulterior motives. Also: A woman on her way to care for autistic children is allegedly charged by a large dog; the pet's owner says her dog was off leash but denies owing for damages.

  • A hunting guide claims that he offered a discounted 8K hunting trip before he went into rehab and was allegedly unable to fulfill his obligation.

  • An officer of the law testifies for a woman seeking restitution in a possible fraudulent car sale.

  • Damning text messages blow a case apart when a young woman who thought she was in a safe college environment is allegedly bullied and threatened. Also: A woman loans her lover thousands to fix his teeth; she is then accused of a revenge lawsuit for payback after she allegedly discovers he's cheating on her.

  • A senior gambler takes the Judges by surprise with her passionate fight over damaged rims on her car during a slot machine tourney.

  • A woman demands to be compensated when her daycare provider suddenly quits; alleged bullying by an 8 year old comes into play. Also: During an ice storm in Georgia, a motorist is accused of losing control and smashing into a mailbox; a false claim that video evidence exists garners a confession.

  • A pot smoker offers up a video that allegedly proves a new tenant brought a ghost into his home; a shocking voicemail comes into play.

  • When a relationship between two women ends badly, the police get involved over custody of a car title in both of their names. Also: When roommates refuse to take responsibility for carpet damage, "Kona" the hound mix is assigned blame.

  • A woman claims she caught her former friend wearing her earrings and says she also stole her mink coat and 20 pairs of Lululemon pants.

  • A woman accuses a former friend of racism when the cost of a trip to Jamaica is disputed; a damning text is introduced.

  • Heart-wrenching footage comes into play when pet owners dispute a vicious attack.

  • A gay couple goes online to find a third partner, but their polyamorous relationship is doomed.

  • A motorist sees a fleeting object and feels a thump, and he soon discovers that he has hit a pit bull in the street; female cousins start an Italian ice company only to accuse each other of being lousy business partners after they go under.

  • A grieving pet owner says his neighbor is a sadistic sociopath who intentionally shot and killed his dog.

  • A trip is aborted and women head back home after one of their children gets sick, so partygoers fight over expenses; a young boy is accused of flushing a toy and flooding an entire home, but his mother insists there were previous plumbing issues.

  • Ex-lovers fight over a shared birthday cruise and a mold inspection; and a dog is accused of attacking a neighbor's pet.

  • A teen takes the stand to share her efforts to soothe a dying pet that her bulldog killed; the dog's shock collar came into play too late.

  • A woman is accused of hurting herself in order to build an assault case against her ex-boyfriend; he is arrested and sues for damages.

  • A woman accuses her two tenants of smoking so much pot they burned furniture while they were high; the tenants say she is lying. Also: A woman's birthday celebration to Disneyland falls apart when her homeless ex-friend says she has no money to pay her back.

  • When a woman's home is condemned, she gives a friend power of attorney. Much to her surprise, she discovers he can run the rest of her life.

  • When a man allegedly sleeps in on Christmas morning, his family celebrates without him; his wife claims he was irate and demanded a divorce that afternoon.

  • A man offers up advice after suing the mother of his 3-year-old son for back rent; she accuses him of slapping her. Also: When a woman runs a red light, she hits a car that spins out of control and hits a parked car.

  • A comedy team perform a bit of their routine in the process of suing a restaurant owner for breaching their entertainment contract.

  • A dog-grooming business owner demands that a wall be built to separate her from an allegedly disruptive dry-cleaning business. Also: A woman is shocked when the back of her Buick LaCrosse blows out while she's driving; she blames an ex-friend for selling her a lemon.

  • A woman attempts to launch a professional careerin martial arts with financial aid from her ex-lover who was to share in future profits.

  • A man and his aunt are at odds over the funeral attire of his late mother; Judge DiMango doesn't hold back when she sees what two men have constructed to load a water tank onto a truck.

  • A refusal to fundraise, an allegedly denigrating form of discipline and women who want refunds come into play when cheerleading camp doesn't work out.

  • A man says he finally had to move out when his wife's spending got out of control; she claims he hasn't paid a bill in 20 years. Also: A nail technician creatively describes her age when referring to an alleged businesss partnership with a young stylist.

  • A young woman is overwhelmed with emotion when she is sued by her first love's father for allegedly breaking a lease. Also: Judge Acker is stunned by the enormity of ingratitude exhibited by a man who was provided for by an ex-friend for years.

  • A grief therapy group, a woman's ashes and an alleged suicide threat come into play when money is loaned.

  • An athlete's labor at a high-end restaurant ends in a lawsuit against her boss over bounced checks and a labor board dispute. Also: A veteran musician is accused of "ghosting" a newlywed after agreeing to perform at her wedding; he surprises her with an impromptu mini-performance.

  • A teacher for potential high-school dropouts claims one of his students stole his iPhone; the young man fears joining his father in county prison.

  • A young man asks his ex-girlfriend how it feels to know that other women are now sleeping with him on their old mattress. Also: The city comes down on a mechanic for "car hoarding," which forces a client to find a new space for the repair of his '51 Buick.

  • An angry young mother claims the father of her child went out to party the day their child was born and bought a car instead of paying rent. Also: When a man opts to leave town for a New Year's party, he allegedly loses his right to retrieve property he stored in his roommate's garage.

  • A handyman accused of substandard work brings in a witness who claims a dozen other workers have allegedly been scammed by the plaintiff.

  • A landlord has the nerve to charge a married couple for alleged property damage four months after they had left the premises and a new tenant had moved in. Also: While working at a client's home, a plumber is viciously attacked by their dog; the pet owner claims she warned him that her dog was a biter.

  • Two professional young women shock the judges with outrageous and violent behavior caught on tape and posted on social media.

  • An uninsured motorist admits she didn't see a teen driver when she made a left turn and caused a huge collision. Also: A young man offers up skimpy evidence when being sued by his cousin for allegedly taking serious advantage of his generosity.

  • Dog owners claim their pets are best friends but they become separated at an off-leash park and one is viciously attacked by a group of dogs. Also: A handshake agreement to build a deluxe BBQ smoker for travelling grilling competitions falls apart and vicious words are exchanged.

  • A man who tries to trick the judges with a fake I.D. is accused of stealing his ex-lover's car and trying to run her over with it.

  • Wife and Ex-Girlfriend Fight in Court!

  • I Brake for Ghosts!; When Yard Sales Attack!

  • Runway Brake Fail Disaster!; Flooding Fraud?!

  • An estate sales host in need of a van reaches out to a friend from church who allegedly sells a non-repairable, "burnt status" vehicle to her.

  • A violent fight breaks out when the cake lady allegedly makes a rude comment about the birthday girl and an offended cousin takes action. Also: A woman sues her landlord for furniture damage and stolen property when the home was tented for termites; the landlord says it's her own fault.

  • A landscaper accuses a former client of showering him with compliments but refusing to pay him; in an effort to recover her security deposit, a woman returns to her old apartment to take photos of her ex-landlord's repairs.

  • An author says her uncle intentionally destroyed an old TV that was to be used in an upcoming play; a woman admits she accidentally hit her boyfriend's car, causing $4,500 in damages, but says his attempt to fix it canceled their insurance claims.

  • A violence victim offers up a flimsy defense when she is charged with owing more than $3,000 in back utilities she reportedly promised to pay; drinking, drug use and filthiness come into play when ex-roommates fight over their living arrangement.

  • A woman says the car she lent to a friend was impounded and auctioned; a woman who was injured at work tries to cash her settlement check at her neighborhood grocery store.

  • A widow says she will donate her deceased husband's truck to charity rather than give it to the daughter who insists he left it to her; a college student surprises his roommates by taking off to Europe after telling them he had no rent money.

  • A woman with excellent credit says she was contacted by a collection agency for her daughter's unpaid bills; a new boat owner accuses a repairman of shoddy workmanship.

  • A single mother-of-two takes in a friend, only to be sued for concert tickets and thousands of dollars; an absentee landlord blames the presence of rats in his rental on a tenant's partying and leaving the garage door open.

  • The truth comes to light about the purchase of an engagement ring; a man admits he failed to inspect a 23-year-old camper before he paid for it.

  • A disabled man is allegedly scammed out of thousands of dollars; a woman seeks repayment after helping her sister.

  • A woman is accused of posting defamatory flyers about her sex life with an athlete; a woman who suffered domestic abuse tries to help out a friend in a similar situation.

  • A woman accuses an ex-friend of a string of lies to defraud her of money, but the judges find she is hiding a lie of her own; a young woman registers her unlicensed friend's car in her own name and is hit with thousands of dollars in parking tickets.

  • A man with PTSD and incapacitated from third-degree burns says he was powerless to help his pregnant daughter; a survivor of a DUI has a broken back and a barrage of emails from his best friend's wife when he is accused of reneging on a loan.

  • A repairman neglects to tell his client that one of his workers fell through her ceiling; a veteran city worker is accused of smoking pot and is evicted from her home after only seven days.

  • A repairman who touts his five-star online ratings is accused of stealing a woman's car; he accuses her of refusing to pay for repairs.

  • When a tree damages a woman's home, she claims she got the short end of the stick in a scheme to defraud an insurance company; a man admits he disrespected a friend's wife on her birthday because he was angry that they were driving his old vehicle.

  • A woman confesses that she lied about her past on her apartment application but denies owing more than $4,000 to the landlord; ex-coworkers are accused of taking their ongoing feud to the street in front of a church, and a man denies getting violent.

  • A woman claims her ex-roommate threatened to chop her into little pieces; Judge Corriero suggests that they might be from an "alternate universe."

  • Bored teens' adventure ends in a crash and thousands of dollars in damages; a restaurant owner's brother is accused of faulty plumbing.

  • Former club co-workers fight over an allegedly botched demolition job; a lawyer demands thousands in payback from her landlord.

  • A car dealer claims a woman owes him $50,000 as an investment in his company; ex-friends fight over the sale of a van.

  • Ex-friends dispute a truck's disappearance; a landlord says a woman damaged his property while she was moving out.

  • A woman says she was a bad mother when she left her stepchildren with an allegedly abusive father; her stepson sues her for a loan to start fresh.

  • After moving in together, a man and woman have a dispute over sleeping arrangements; after a dog fight at a no-leash park, a pet owner claims his German Shepard was labeled as vicious.

  • A landlord admits that he placed dog feces on a tenant's front porch; a dog gets away from its sitters and is hit by a car.

  • A 10-year-old is accused of strangling his four-year-old neighbor; their mothers fight over the alleged incident.

  • A beautiful coastal wedding is moved to a cramped inside space due to reportedly faulty equipment and bad service; a contractor doubles his original $10,000 job estimate, saying it was too dark when he surveyed the property originally.

  • A man hired to paint a classic convertible is accused of drag-racing the vehicle and botching the paint job; ex-tenants claim their landlord filed a retaliatory lawsuit over an attempted eviction and reportedly illegal water use.

  • A mother says she had no choice but to leave her child with a nanny for 15 months, then claims that the child was mistreated; when a woman sues an ex-business associate, he accuses her of making romantic advances and trying to sabotage profits.

  • After a young woman suffers a stroke, her mother organizes an online fundraiser and is accused of stealing thousands of dollars.

  • A poodle suffers a horrific mauling by a pit bull who reportedly terrorizes the entire neighborhood; an outrageous interest rate comes into play when custody of a 65-inch television divides a family.

  • Four children with two reportedly unfit parents are shuffled between family members who fight over their living expenses.

  • A newlywed says her cake was so ugly that her first instinct was to throw it to the floor during the cake-cutting ceremony; a landlord accuses tenants of being so dirty that they caused a rat infestation.

  • A felon admits to stealing half a million dollars and living the good life before being caught; his ex-girlfriend wants to be paid back for an alleged loan she made to him.

  • A young contractor is sued for poor workmanship; while serving time in prison, a man's bank account is drained.

  • A woman claims she awoke to find an elderly neighbor in her home staring at her from her bed; her neighbor demands payback for a loan.

  • In a heated battle over a camper, ex-friends dispute an agreement to share the vehicle; a landlord gives his ex-tenant a break but regrets his good deed when rent goes unpaid and carpet is destroyed.

  • A woman's claim for damages to her leased Mercedes outrages Judge Acker; the defendant admits that he was paying double what he should have paid.

  • After testifying against a contractor who she says threatened her mother, a fearful 16-year-old girl asks to be excused; the contractor denies verbally assaulting the family.

  • When Rumor the horse develops "contracted heels" and is unable to compete, the animal's new owner claims she was misled and swindled; when a woman sues her ex-lover for repayment of a loan, he insists that he paid her back in "services."

  • The judges try to get to the bottom of a loan-shark story when two veterans fight over thousands of dollars; a man sinks into a deep depression after the death of his mom, and his child's mother comes to his rescue.

  • A woman breaks into tears discussing the ex she says promised to marry her but instead stole her pain medications and wrecked her car.

  • When a woman chimes in with remodeling suggestions, her ex-lover-contractor accuses her of hostility and allegedly walks off the job. Also: A Pit Bull mix is accused of maliciously attacking a small dog; his owner claims his dog was only acting in self defense.

  • The Judges' vision is put to the test when a meticulous landlord goes after a young tenant for daring to attempt matching shades of white paint.case Also: A mechanic's answers change as quickly as the Judge questions him when he allegedly fails to repair a friend's car as promised.

  • When asked to pay rent arrears, a woman files for a restraining order against her aunt and claims she was assaulted. Also: A man accused of stealing his ex-lover's handgun resorts to mudslinging when she comes after him for a series of unpaid loans.

  • A boy admits to losing control of a go-kart and crashing into a neighbor's garage but accuses the neighbor of inflating the extent of the damage; a woman sues her ex-landlords for the return of money she paid out for a room she never moved into.

  • An artist recruits an influential customer to garnish rave online reviews, then is accused of shoddy craftsmanship; after a neighborhood home is sold, a woman rents to one of its ex-residents and quickly regrets her decision.

  • A man says his ex-lover sent a man called "The Beast" to scare him into paying back a $16,000 loan for a motorcycle; a landlord denies raising tenants' rent after they complained about a broken air conditioner in 115-degree weather.

  • A fireman who does custom engine work on the side is sued for thousands when an overhaul of a '71 Chevy Nova goes awry. Also: A mother insists that her boys didn't carve their names on the hood of a cousin's car; she denies spanking and yelling at them after the incident.

  • A woman's blind date ends with a drunken night of bar hopping and four slashed tires; she is also accused of stealing money from a drug deal.

  • Ex friends battle over thousands in unpaid cellphone bills; a young woman claims she was confused about the phone company's generous offer to pay her bill. Also: What begins as a simple drive to the fair, ends with an alleged jump from the car and call to the police; a surprise reconciliation comes into play.

  • When a young man "accidentally" pawns his neighbor's gaming equipment, he lies to police and is arrested. Also: A woman admits that she lied about being pregnant to her high-school lover; he says she continues to pursue him as an adult with gifts and alleged harassment.

  • A gay man's one-sided love affair ends with a disastrous trip to Europe to visit his aunt's grave; he claims his travel companion promised sex but only slept with other men.

  • Angry words are exchanged when a woman sues her brother over a jacket intended for the homeless; their elderly mother sheds tears throughout.

  • A homeless man is accused of stealing high-grade pot by his friend; he says there were pounds of weed in the freezer; a Dalmatian-Labrador mix is hit by a car while playing fetch; the dog's owner sues her stepson for his alleged carelessness.

  • After a violent felony arrest of a minor, a mother accuses his lawyer of showing up late for court; the Yale-educated lawyer begs to differ.

  • A woman sues a fellow motorist for allegedly sideswiping her while making a lane change; he offers up a wildly different story.

  • A woman admits that she knew her lover was wanted by authorities; she regrets bailing him out of jail after he gave a false name to police. Also: A man claims an equipment operator came after his family after a grossly exaggerated fender bender.

  • A family cruise turns potentially deadly when a boat starts to sink; passengers are rescued but a disgruntled boat buyer wants payback.

  • A woman accuses her hairstylist of ruining her custom-made wig; the stylist says she's just trying to scam her for a new one. Also: When a business owner's dreams of development fall apart, he sues a construction manager for allegedly incomplete work and unpaid permit fees.

  • A landlord accuses a tenant of destroying her property; the tenant claims the property was in shambles when she got there. Also: Sisters fight over an unpaid loan, a birthday party for their mother and finally, the cost of her memorial after she passed.

  • Scorned Ex-Lover Cheated On and Dumped?!

  • Blown-Out Engine Scam?!; Judge Corriero's Dating Rules!

  • Desperately Seeking Ling Ling the Pomeranian Puppy!; Storage Battle!

  • Passenger Sings for Deliverance!

  • A man claims his customized Yamaha went up in flames after an allegedly botched electrical repair.

  • A consignment worker sues her boss after she doesn't make the short list of employees to be paid after the store goes belly up; a man claims he only stayed two days in his new home because it wasn't clean and demands rent payback.

  • A woman recounts a harrowing tale after suffering injuries from an alleged German Shepard attack; the dog's owner says it could have been worse.

  • While in the privacy of his own yard, a Yorkie is allegedly attacked and blinded by a neighbor's Pit Bull in area that doesn't allow their ownership. Also: A baker claims she lost $125 a day for a month when her commercial rental sprung a leak; the landlord said it was for one day and she never paid rent.

  • A bride-to-be accuses a banquet-hall owner ofsneaking in an extra $1,000 in fees for her wedding space. Also: A mother of six demands that her sister-in-law pay her back for money loaned to buy a car; her sister-in-law says it was forgiven because she ran errands for her.

  • After being attacked by a homeless man, a performer becomes embroiled in an alleged pepper spray fight, crow bar attack and bible study' forgiveness' group.

  • A babysitter sues for thousands after only two days of work; she claims she had to take "rescue meds" to prevent seizures resulting from emotional distress. Also: A woman says her cousin was allegedly intoxicated when he took her car without permission and crashed into an 18-wheeler.

  • A man eagerly joins a friend's 'investment pool' only to discover that his $5000 has gone missing; rumors of a 'Ponzi scheme' come into play. Also: Amid allegations of cheating, a young man is accused of borrowing his lover's car, destroying it and abandoning it by the side of the road.

  • A young motorist confesses that he was too embarrassed to seek medical help after a 71-year-old man allegedly hit him in the face with a hammer. Also: A man claims his ex-wife's hostility over a motorcycle loan stems from the fact that he missed their son's middle school graduation.

  • When car brakes fail, a woman avoids oncoming traffic by ramming into a 91-year-old church; she floods the building causing over $10,000 in damages. Also: Retired body shop owners admit that they neglected to tell a customer that a matching paint job would cost extra.

  • A man is accused of ratting out a friend to police after an altercation over a girl; parents defend their incarcerated son in court.

  • A traffic jam in a party district leaves an uninsured motorist defending his souped-up truck and its alleged ramming into a small, packed Lyft vehicle. Also: A man exaggerates descriptions of his situation after being accused of breaking in and vandalizing an apartment he was turned down for.

  • A woman suffers a horrendous motorcycle accident only to allegedly be victimized by the friend who took her in. Also: A woman sues her mother for the return of a wedding ring; her mom tries to use an illegal recording as evidence against her.

  • A female lawyer is thrown out of court after an emotional fight over her dog's liability for the vicious death of a neighbor's cat.

  • A groomer is accused of dognapping a customer's pets; the animals' owners are accused of busting down a door to get them back.

  • Judge DiMango presses a woman on her statement regarding an assault by her boyfriend which she now denies; a man swears on the life of a loved one and puts down $60,000 in gold and jewelry as collateral for a $7,500 loan.

  • A mother of 11 has a surprising reaction to her daughter's assertion that she is the star child of the family and should be rewarded for her collegiate efforts; a man accuses his neighbor of shoddy work on his new storage shed.

  • A teen who took a friend's ATV for a ride, made a turn going 50 mph, and flipped and rolled, is sued for damages; a woman accuses a man of fraud when the car she purchases breaks down after two days and has 200,000 more miles than advertised.

  • A woman disagrees with her boyfriend's decision to have gastric bypass surgery, so he sues her for repayment of a loan; a disabled mom demands that her daughter's ex-lover pay back a $3,000 loan.

  • A 74-year-old Good Samaritan insists that he never bought the companionship of a 31-year-old woman whom allegedly owes him thousands in loans. Also: The botched sale of a used boat prompts the Judges to dispense wise words about the art of the deal.

  • After being evicted, a disabled senior claims she was never made aware that her fellow tenants were on a rent strike against management. Also: A disgruntled SUV owner claims his vehicle was ruined by feminine seat covers and rainbow stickers; the SUV's ex-owner says it was a death trap.

  • A woman claims she struck a deal with her landlord to clear out a living space in exchange for rent; she's accused of trashing valuable property. Also: A woman fears for her life when a firearm is drawn during an altercation at her new day spa

  • After multiple attacks, "Bandit" the Pit Bull is put down; a tearful dog owner is sued for thousands in vet bills and emotional distress.

  • Payback money allegedly goes missing after being put under a doormat in the middle of the night. Also: After meeting in culinary school, two friends make the mistake of loaning each other money; the Judges reach a speedy verdict.

  • The judges admonish a landlord for a security deposit delinquency after the landlord does the exact same thing to her tenant. Also: A woman sues her son for a loan to buy a TV but doesn't stay angry at him for long; the judges implore the young man to show a little gratitude.

  • A landlord posts flyers accusing his tenant of making off with his property at an unapproved yard sale; his tenant sues for defamation of character.

  • A phlebotomy technician has a little fun with the judges as he tries to collect on a loan from a friend; he admits he called his friend's family "garbage." Also: In a heated exchange over an allegedly bad hair weave, a teen's dad provides moral support.

  • A landlord is accused of discriminating against a young father with a large family; the judges take issue with a shoddy counterclaim.

  • Fractured ribs and a concussion are just two of the many injuries suffered by teen drivers when their uninsured cars collide on the way to school. Also: A 50K bail out, alleged domestic violence and Internet infidelity come into play when ex-friends end their relationship.

  • After meeting at rehab, two women become friends but end their relationship after a bender and a brutal car crash.

  • Young siblings offer up their lifetime savings to help their father’s workplace; when the business fails, their father tries to recoup their losses.

  • The judges face a young woman with an ‘atrocious attitude’ of entitlement after she takes a friend’s generosity for granted.

  • A woman accuses her ex-stepfather of entering her property without permission and taking her belongings; he claims she never paid rent.

  • A man claims he overheard a death threat targeting his beloved dog and later had to fend off a "butcher knife and screwdriver" attack.

  • A landlord says a former tenant left her home in shambles; a plaintiff's compliment to the judges has little effect on the outcome of her case when she sues a jobless friend for $3,000.

  • A self-proclaimed "temporary" landlord denies illegal activity and sues ex-tenants for damages; they claim the home was flooded before they moved in. Also: A young woman suffers an outrageous insult in court by a middle-aged man accused of slamming into her car.

  • Ex-fiancées fight over a Rolex, a BMW and an engagement ring when a 13-year relationship fails to end in happily ever after. Also: A "friendly sniff" between neighborhood dogs allegedly turns into a violent bite and body shake; pet owners dispute liability.

  • An unhappy ex-tenant claims a property manager's actions left her, her fiancé and their five children with nowhere to go; various circumstances come into play when ex-roommates fight.

  • A senior's prized anniversary pocket watch is allegedly torn apart by a small-business clock shop; a struggling young man can't make payments on a used car.

  • Foot Fetish Marrying Man?!

  • An angry pet owner storms out of the courtroom after listening to a pit bull owner allegedly lie about the vicious attack that scarred their dog.

  • Heart-wrenching footage of mauled Pekingese dragging himself across the floor comes into play when pet owners dispute a vicious attack. Also: A man's litany of excuses as to why he didn't pay back a dear friend fall on deaf ears when the judges set the record straight for a Good Samaritan.

  • A model leaves her job and moves to Los Angeles to be with a man who claims their relationship was doomed; she sues for moving costs. Also: When a woman tries to return a handmade hatchet to its rightful owner, the weapon is hurled at her car by an angry neighbor.

  • The reckless discharge of a loaded M4 rifle allegedly leaves six bullet holes in a woman's home; a young man reportedly flees the scene.

  • A landlord is accused of being ignorant of his responsibilities to a tenant; his list of wear-and-tear damages totals over $7000. Also: A football rivalry gets out of hand when a man takes offense at being called a "fake fan" of the Dallas Cowboys.

  • A landlord objects to a young couple's attempt to grow pot on his property in a state with legalized marijuana. Also: Ex-lovers fight over their former dog's medical bills and the reason for his illness.

  • Baked chicken instead of fried chicken, mis-matched napkins and no utensils leave a bride in tears and suing her wedding day chef. Also: Judge Acker lightens the mood when a woman going through bankruptcy cries over the goodwill she extended to a friend.

  • Mother Threatens Home Invasion?!

  • The alleged failure of an A-list rapper to enter the United States leaves an investor and promoter at odds when a concert falls through.

  • Longtime neighbors fight over a shoddy fence cover amidst allegations of harassment and property damage. Also: Feuding family members refuse to make amends over the balance owed on a Mini Cooper.

  • Odometer Rollback Roulette?!; Slumlord or Squatter Victim?

  • A woman claims priceless family heirlooms were thrown in the trash; her ex-roommate accuses her of being a hoarder with items of little value.

  • A woman regrets subleasing her apartment to a co-worker; his idea of moving out 'in a second' turns into a months-long, unpaid affair. Also: A waitress breaks down when talking about the way a new boss allegedly treated her; the friend who is suing her gives an encouraging hug mid-case.

  • Restraining orders, police action and child visitation come into play when alleged debts from a failed marriage are disputed.

  • A homeless man diagnosed with stage IV cancer claims he was assaulted and thrown out of a shelter when a former friend accused him of theft.

  • The judges are appalled by a young woman's treatment of her grandmother who loaned her thousands of dollars when she fell on hard times; a man claims he spent weeks in prison after being arrested for disorderly conduct.

  • A hair salon owner is accused of changing the locks to keep a departing stylist from returning, and the stylist sues for the return of property; a man's attempt to cover up a tattoo with a new one ends with police being called.

  • A woman with a permanent restraining order against her father claims he gave her money in order to try and win back his abused ex-wife.

  • A self-proclaimed minister accuses a neighbor of attacking her Christian character, and their argument escalates into a full-blown fight; a man's deal to barter handyman work for a used hot tub falls apart when the tub stops working properly.

  • A contractor apologizes for playing the race card when he is sued by a woman for sub-standard work.

  • A woman reveals unsavory details about her intimacy with the father of her child while his new girlfriend looks on; a landlord is shocked by accusations made by a former tenant who he says owes thousands in back rent.

  • A former missionary who tutors Syrian refugees accuses a fellow motorist of backing into her while she was looking for a handicap parking spot; a landlord accuses ex-tenants of stealing his identity in order to put utility bills in his name.

  • When the treatment of an expensive wig is at the center of a heated debate, the judges call on "Loretta" to settle the vendetta.

  • Half-naked and high as a kite is how an alleged victim of a hit-and-run describes his aggressor; a woman denies her child was exposed to pot smoke.

  • A teen claims she earned $1000 as a rapper's model for a week and asks her best friend to cash her paycheck; her best friend sues for the check value plus $2000 worth of emotional distress. Also: A used car salesman accuses a woman's ex-convict boyfriend of taking his BMW for a ride and never coming back.

  • A woman says football players and strippers were occupying the lakeside mansion she rented for a photo shoot of basketball models.

  • A veteran's thigh is exposed to reveal a barn owl tattoo that he claims went terribly wrong; the tattoo artists say he was wildly offensive.

  • An ex-con comes clean about a motorcycle deal, while his ex-wife marries his jail-mate and sells the cycle while he is in prison; a woman takes the law into her own hands by reneging on a deal to pay her cousin back for thousands in phone charges.

  • A doctor says his success in saving a man's leg from amputation was met with nonpayment and ingratitude; "most outrageous lawsuit ever," says Judge Acker.

  • Despite mounting evidence, a mother and her 12-year-old daughter refuse to accept that their Yorkshire terrier attacked a neighbor; a teenager offers to help his cousin move and ends up being accused of destroying her television.

  • A young man claims he was trying to help out an abused mother of two, but she says he wanted more than friendship; Lady the shepherd is accused of attacking and biting a neighbor and her dog and traumatizing an autistic onlooker.

  • Fearing for his life, a man evacuates his own home when an angry ex-girlfriend threatens to pistol whip him with a loaded gun.

  • Only a month after a woman moves in with her boyfriend, she allegedly discovers he's cheating on her and doing drugs; a phone for the financially-strapped is allegedly stolen while two friends are eating donuts, and the suspected thief denies being resentful of the phone.

  • A senior citizen dips into her hidden vacation fund to help her young friend overcome an allegedly abusive relationship; a car salesman claims he trusted his longtime friend and got stuck with a broken BMW, but she claims he never paid for it in full.

  • Judge Acker is appalled when a child is allegedly coached to testify about a violent assault between family members.

  • A woman says she spent thousands to build a high-end fence only to discover that a cheap lock had allegedly been installed on the wrong side; while driving and listening to a popular song about having a good day, a man is T-boned by an uninsured driver and thrown across the road.

  • A woman claims that violence in her home forced her to move out early, but her landlord claims that's no excuse to skip out on rent; a woman refuses to acknowledge her brother after his ex-girlfriend accuses her of kicking them out and throwing their clothes in the garbage.

  • A couple claim that instead of being paid to care for a friend's elderly mother, they were arrested for trespassing and thrown in jail; a man sues his ex-friend for the return of over $4,000 worth of his mother's belongings, but she claims he owed her money for storing it.

  • A man sues his former friend for dental bills after her Australian Shepherd allegedly head-butted him and chipped his tooth; a woman claims her friend came over with tears, two kids, and a dog and that she took them in only to be left with alleged property damage and harassment.

  • A handyman claims a female client walked out of the bathroom naked, but she insists that the only one being inappropriate was him; a woman accuses her brother of stealing money from her aunt's bank account, but he claims he used the money for his mother's funeral costs.

  • A teenager demands thousands in damages for emotional distress after her hand-tailored prom dress rips open on the big night.

  • A childcare provider claims she had to close her daycare after an ex-client allegedly bad-mouthed her to other parents. A tattoo artist accuses a client's husband of making vulgar comments while she was trying to work on his wife.

  • Neighbors fight over damages after they get rid of a possum pest. A dog owner sues for damages claiming the puppy had a congenital birth defect.

  • A mother is accused of cursing in front of a child over an alleged unpaid debt; she offers up an apology in court. A young man claims he suffered mental anguish when his childhood friend reneged on a truck deal and allegedly scrapped the vehicle.

  • A woman sues her contractor for breach of contract after delays due to rain, while he claims she sabotaged the project. A disgruntled tenant fears she won't receive the return of her deposit; her landlord claims she cleaned dirty carpets for a week.

  • A performer is accused of acting like a groupie instead of an up-and-coming star; he denies all charges and sues his publicist.

  • A man claims he was given a $5000 gift from his girlfriend's aunt to be eye candy for her and make her look good; a buyer alleges that the 12-year-old car he found online turned out to be a fire hazard, the seller claims he has evidence from a mechanic to prove otherwise.

  • A man returns home after caring for his elderly mother, and is shocked to discover accusations by his roommates of a common law marriage.

  • A man's efforts to pick up a hot tub he purchased end in failure, he accuses the salesperson of being uncooperative and demands his money back; an ex-boyfriend is accused of stealing $5000 from his ex-lover's glove compartment and bragging about it online.

  • A young woman wants to dip into the college fund her grandmother saved for her to repair her car, but Grandma says no way; a woman claims her landlord stole her medical marijuana and harassed her while she lived in allegedly subpar home.

  • A man is accused of ruining his sister's credit when he leaves her on the hook for a $4000 car loan; and a teenager claims her sister-in-law was trying to impress her new girlfriend by buying new sneakers on her dime.

  • A young woman shells out $6000 in cash to a family friend only to discover that the car she purchased had been labeled "salvaged" because of an accident. Also: a woman claims high-school kids broke into an allegedly abandoned trailer to do drugs; the owner begs to differ and demands payback after it is hauled away.

  • A Pomeranian allegedly dislocates his hip because his nail got caught in the carpet. Also: a dispute over a fence damaged by a fire.

  • A meat and fish salesman goes door-to-door and is offered a job by a "fast friend" who sues him for $2000 shortly thereafter; and a family being sued by their landlord claim they had no heat for months.

  • A woman claims she was wrongfully convicted and sent to jail because of a 12-year feud with her neighbor over a disputed property line; and an ex-lover seems more upset about the timing of a break-up than she is by a lawsuit brought against her for money allegedly owed.

  • A man behind on his rent to the tune of $5000 is thrown out of court for sparring with Judge Acker; and a woman sues her former boss for unpaid wages.

  • A German Shepherd is accused of killing a tiny Chihuahua; and a dispute over used vehicle that the buyer claims is a lemon.

  • A woman becomes hospitalized, saying her ex-lover assaulted her; a daycare provider sues a family for unpaid services.

  • A caregiver is accused of kidnapping two children and holding them until their parents paid her for her baby-sitting services.

  • An angry mother gets physical at a beauty salon, claiming her teenage daughter's weave has been botched.

  • A married, gay couple claim their landlord targeted them with bigotry and hate; the landlord sues for malicious destruction of property.

  • After a child's death, mourning parents dispute the cost of the funeral, headstone and possible property damage; Judge DiMango uses some choice words to describe a litigant accused of skipping out on rent, leaving a college student holding the bill.

  • A woman accuses a hairdresser of ruining a birthday "curl and style" of her wig, "Sasha"; a man and his son purchase a smoking, mufflerless 24-year-old car that they insist came with a 30-day warranty.

  • A grieving widow rescues her deceased husband's dog only to have it accused of a deadly attack on a neighbor's pet goats; a man must consider the financial value of home care provided by his children's mother while he works full time.

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